Added February 2021
Have you ever wanted to be in two places at once? If so, then this maze is the puzzle for you. In fact, it is so much fun that it almost feels like you're solving it twice! It might seem a bit disorientating at first; but, if you can hold your nerve and get a feel for how to navigate around, then you should be able to solve it eventually – possibly.
- Get from the X at the top-left to the C at the bottom-right, forming a chain of valid words along the way.
- The catch is that you are actually at two points in the maze at the same time!
- You can think of this as having two pointers – you might use two pencils if you were to print this maze out – each pointing to its own cell in the grid. At the start of the puzzle, both pointers point to the top-left cell.
- You navigate around the maze by moving one pointer at a time and you complete the maze by getting just one of the pointers to the goal.
- Valid words must lie along straight lines, either orthogonally or diagonally, just like in a wordsearch.
- Any length of word is permitted.
- For either pointer, the last letter of the previous word (formed by that pointer) forms the first letter of the next.
- However, as well as being a valid word in the English language (see below), a move will only be permitted if the word formed contains the letter currently pointed to by the other pointer.
- An additional complication is that the two pointers are never again permitted to point to the same cell after the first move has been completed.
- For convenience, the two pointers are labelled as left and right, abbreviated to L and R respectively.
- On your first move, you will move the left pointer. You will then see that the cell pointed to by the right pointer remains highlighted in blue. Subsequent moves continue to move the left pointer, until such time as you click on the blue cell, at which time the right pointer becomes the active pointer. The blue cell will then switch to the current position of the left pointer. Swapping back again happens via the same process.
- Words will be accepted if they abide by the criteria common to all my word mazes.
- Here's a reminder of the permitted two letter words: am, an, as, at, be, by, do, go, ha, he, hi, ho, if, in, is, it, me, mu, my, no, nu, of, oh, ok, on, or, ox, pi, so, to, up, us, we, xi, ye.
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Still having trouble? You can view the if you are really struggling. This will ruin the puzzle for you, so I would strongly advise against giving up too early!